The Emperor Moth

For the character design for life drawing I decided to give in to my passion towards butterflies and moths. I already have a few sketches, but finally I have time to do a deeper research on the subject.

My first type of character was a humanized version of a moth, I wanted it to be majestic, that’s why I chose the emperor moth, the name just seemed to suit my idea, and the moth itself is beautiful as well.


I kinda stuck with this idea when I moved on to the next design to do the smaller version of the moth.


This was my first sketch on rotation. The moth itself is brown or gray originally, but I’m thinking of changing the colour to make it more interesting. Also on this version Mike pointed out that it might be better if I added bug-like legs, and I have to pay more attention on balance as well.



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